About/Bio

Born and raised in Niš, Serbia, Goran Ognjanovic began his career as an Air traffic controller. He graduated at the Air force academy in Zadar, ex Yugoslavia and Air Traffic Control center in Belgrade. During an 11,5 year-long air traffic control career, he worked at several airports in Yugoslavia. Goran started his first animations in 1996 at Silicon Art Studio, Niš. By 2001, he was teaching character animation and rigging at the 3D3 World Computer Arts Training, in Arezzo, Italy. From 2001 to 2007, Goran worked for several studios in Belgrade, including: KompAni, Creative Studio Zepter, Chiron Training Center, Helium (presently Open studio). In April 2007, he received an offer to join RhinoFX studio, in New York where he worked as lead animator. Goran worked on several feature films, including: Heroj 1914 (2014), Tower Heist 2011, Arthur (2011), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), The Other Guys (2010), Ghost Town (2008), Sinovci (2006), Sophie And The Dream Bandits trailer (2006). He also worked on large amount of TV commercials, HBO series “The Leftovers” (2014) and “How to Get Away With Murder” (2014), various games including Hugo for PS3. In 2009, he received the Mobius Award for animation on the “Oreo Magnetism” commercial. Goran also animated for the theater. Titles include: Tesla, Ledeni Svitac and the opera: Hofmanove priče, Madlenianum Opera & Theatre, Belgrade, Tesla Off Broadway and Christmas Spectacular for Radio City Music Hall, New York. As freelance character animator and animation supervisor, he worked with Aardman Nathan Love, The Mill, Method Studios, Hornet Animation, Psyop/Mass Market, Click 3X, R/GA, Alkemy X, Lanterna Magica and other animation studios. His current position is senior character animator at Method Studios, New York.

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